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Staff guidance for adults

Domestic abuse and sexual violence information and guidance for adults.

Abuse and violence against another person is not acceptable. Domestic abuse and sexual violence can affect anyone regardless of gender, sexuality, age, ethnicity, disability, socio-economic status, intellectual ability, or background.

Recent national statistics suggest that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men will experience domestic abuse at some stage in their lifetime. Also, in 54% of sexual violence cases the perpetrator is a current or former partner.

 The domestic abuse staff guidance can help you to identify domestic abuse and sexual violence, and offer appropriate support to victims in Derbyshire.

 Topics covered in the guidance include: